Wed, 22. Jan. 2014   Jendrian, Simon

Prof. Frederik Ahlemann held a presentation on the Use of Project Management Methodologies at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013 in Milan

On December 18, Prof. Frederik Ahlemann held a successful presentation on the paper "Committed Use of Project Management Methodologies: Understanding the Role of Costs, Benefits, and Psychological Needs," authored by Dr. Kunal Mohan and Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann, at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013 in Milan, Italy. ICIS is the most prestigious conference in the field of MIS and took place from December 15-18, 2013. Further information about this conference can be found at: Abstract: Even when employees use project management methodologies (PMMs), a question regarding the nature of their use remains: Are they using PPMs in a dedicated manner? While empirical research states that the usefulness of a methodology is the single most important determinant of its acceptance and use by actual users, studies have not examined which methodology use outcomes are more important for which type of people to determine their committed PMM use behavior. In our study, we develop a theoretically and practically complete, as well as relevant, typology of the costs and benefits of using a methodology and study the effect of personal traits such as psychological needs. We develop and test a conceptual model, using a sample of 2,651 participants, which shows that individual needs determine which costs and/or benefits have a stronger effect on individuals’ committed use of a PMM.